A Nakayama gray asagi.
This classy stone is perfect as a hand held hone at 135 x 75 with a thickness of 16mm, enough to keep your
hand below the top surface. I always hone with a slurry generated with an old worn out Atoma diamond plate
and this stone kicks up a slurry with a faint yellow kiita color. A top notch hone in a smaller hone format and
price. I got an excellent shave from it and I guarantee that you will to or your money back.
All of my stones come fully lapped with beveled edges unless otherwise noted.
This stone and the other kamisori toishi on my site are from a world class private collection of over 400 pieces
assembled in Japan over the past years in the area around Toyama by a collector of shaving implements. I
was lucky enough to purchase total collection over the last 2 years. Many of the hones were actually used by
barbers, some dating to the 1920s or earlier, while others were simply prepared by the miners as razor hones
as evidenced by the size and fine quality of the stones grit composition.
|SPECIMEN NAKAYAMA KAMISORI TOISHI #304